George Walsh

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George Walsh
George Walsh Stars of the Photoplay.jpg
From Stars of the Photoplay
Born (1889-03-16)March 16, 1889
New York, New York
Died June 13, 1981(1981-06-13) (aged 92)
Pomona, California
Occupation Actor
Years active 1914-1936

George Walsh (March 16, 1889 – June 13, 1981) was an American actor of the silent era. He appeared in 81 films between 1914 and 1936.


Walsh was born in New York, New York. He was the younger brother of film director Raoul Walsh. He attended the High School of Commerce in New York City where he was graduated in the Class of 1911, competed on the baseball, track, cross country, swimming, and crew teams, and, like his older brother, was a member of the Omega Gamma Delta fraternity. At various future dates he attended Fordham and Georgetown Universities.

Walsh was originally intended to play Ben-Hur in the Italian shoot that began with Goldwyn Pictures in 1923 and inherited by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer after the 1924 merger of Metro Studios, Goldwyn Pictures, and Louis B. Mayer Studios. Midway through production, Walsh and director Charles Brabin were replaced by Ramon Novarro and director Fred Niblo.

From 1916 to 1926, Walsh was married to actress Seena Owen and they had a daughter named Patricia. He outlived his brother Raoul by seven months. He died in Pomona, California from pneumonia.

Selected filmography[edit]

Luck and Pluck (1919)

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